BDO High Street Sales Tracker

Like-for-like sales figures for the week ending March 13, 2011

Non-Fashion -7.5% down
Fashion -4.6% down
Homewares -7.4% down
Non-store +25.7% up


Non-fashion results slumped with most stores registering steep declines against exceptional Mother’s Day-induced comparisons.


Fashion endured a second consecutive negative week, not helped by the later fall of Mother’s Day. Some stores were also adversely affected by increased department store marketing activity.


After a modest upturn last week homewares returned to negative territory with takings falling back in many areas.

Non-store (mail order, online)

The lower growth trend across non-store channels (mail order, online) continued with growth rates significantly below average.


Data and commentary supplied by Don Williams, head of retail at BDO. To join or find out more about the index, please contact